Cape Town - The Springbok Sevens team will have a serious look in the mirror after two fairly average performances against Japan and Chile on the first day of the Las Vegas Sevens tournament.
The Blitzboks only scored late in the first half of their match against Japan en route to a 26-0 win, and then drew with Chile 5-5 in their second Pool C clash.
This makes their final pool match Sunday morning (00h10 SA time) against England a do or die affair if they want to keep their hopes alive of winning a fifth title in the Sam Boyd Stadium.
Springbok Sevens captain Philip Snyman did not mince his words in his assessment of their performance.
"It was shocking and almost a disgrace," said Snyman after the Chile match.
"This performance, especially against Chile, who are not even a core team on the circuit, was not worth the Blitzboks jersey. We need to have a hard look at ourselves before we front up to England."
Snyman said the lack of finishing and the lack of execution of the basics were not acceptable: "We could not even win our own line-outs and had so many scoring opportunities, but took none."